Building Department

Please be advised that as a result of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2020-21, the Building Department will be suspending all non-essential services. No permits or certificate of occupancies will be issued at this time. Additionally, no inspections can be scheduled or performed. This order takes effect on March 24, 2020 at 12:01 am, and continues through April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm. For more information regarding this order, please visit

The Building Department will continue to function in a limited capacity as it relates to emergencies or, as needed, to sustain or protect life per Executive Order No. 2020-21. If you have questions, please contact the Building Department at 248-451-4842. Due to limited staff, it is requested that phone calls be limited to essential/emergencies only. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation. 

Department Overview

The goal of the Building Division is to provide the best building code enforcement services possible, to assist applicants with the building construction process and provide them the opportunity to complete their building goals and ideas within this community. We will accomplish this by providing the required technical and customer service training of our inspection staff. This type of work ethics will demonstrate that we will meet the needs and accepted standards of our customers.

Apply for Building and Trade Permits Online (Contractors Only)

As of October 1, 2018, any Siding Replacement or New Construction requires a 'Building Envelope - House Wrap Inspection' prior to Brick Flashing or Siding Inspections.

Codes in Effect (Update) -- January 19, 2017  [view....]

Building Code Update:  Michigan Residential Code (2015):  Incorporating the 2015 Edition of the International Residential Code with Michigan Amendments.  Manual includes Electrical, Plumbing, & Mechanical codes. 
Effective Date: February 8, 2016

Michigan Uniform Energy Code, Parts 10:  Incorporating the International Energy Code 2015 Edition.
Effective Date: February 8, 2016